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PROF. I. O. AGBEDE


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EDUCATION

  • 2004 ACI Arbitration
  • 2006 MCI Arbitration
  • 1967-70 (Ph.D)  School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK
  • 1963-1965 Master of Law (LL.M) University College, London, UK
  • 1965 Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of (BL) Nigerian Law School,   Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  • 1964 Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple, London, UK
  • 1961-1963 LL.B, Holborn College of Law, London, UK




PROFESSIONAL & WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Professor of Public Law, Babcock University, Iperu-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • 2010-2013, Dean, School of Law & Security Studies, Babcock University, Iperu-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria;
  • 2011 till date: Professor Emeritus, University of Lagos;
  •  .......-......, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos;
  • 1980-2003 Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria
  • 1979-1980 Professor of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • 1974-79 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • 1971-74 Lecturer I, Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • 1970-71 Lecturer II, Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • 1965-70 Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • 1959-60 Teacher, Anglican Secondary Modern School, Ifo
  • 1958-59 Teacher, Anglican Secondary Modern School, Arigbajo, Ifo
  • 1958 Forestry Assistant, Ministry of Agriculture, Ibadan
  • 1956-57 Clerical Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Ibadan

HONOURS & AWARDS
  • Max Plank Institute Research Fellowship: June-Sept. 1973; June-Sept. 1975; July-Sept. 1989; July-Sept. 2001
  • African Studiecentrum Research Fellowship: June-Sept. 1979 (Afrika Studiecentrum Leiden, Holland)
  • Buttersworth Research Fellowship: August-October, 1986
  • Taslim Elias Professor of Jurisprudence: 1991-1994
  • Nominated best Practice (Lecturer) in Teaching Jurisprudence and Legal Theory by NUC (2002)
  • Several Awards by Students’ Bodies

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Nigeria Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Academic Staff Union of Universities (formerly President)
  • Nigerian Society of International Law (currently Deputy President)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Nigerian Association of University Law Teachers (formerly Treasurer)


CONFERENCES ATTENDED

  • Hague Academy Conference on Private International Law, Holland: July – August 1972
  • Hague Academy Conference on Private International Law, Holland: July – August 1975
  • Hague Academy Conference on Private International Law, Holland: July – August 1989 
  • International Seminar on Legal Services in Rural Areas organized by the International Court of Justice and the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (Banjul), November 11, 1989
  • Seventh Annual Conference of the African Society of International and Comparative Law, Johannesburg, August 21-24, 1995
  • International Bar Association African Regional Conference, Lagos, February 27-28, 1995


REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Contribution to Books & Monographs

  • Themes on Conflict of Laws, (Shaneson C.I. Ltd, 1989) 306ff
  • Legal Pluralism, (Shaneson C.I. ltd, 1989) 300ff
  • Hon. Dr. T. Akinola Aguda: The man, His Works & Society (Nigerian Institute of Advanced legal Studies, 1986) 30ff
  • Law & Social Justice: The Nigerian Experience (Ife lectures No. 4, 1987) 40ff
  • Law in Time & Space: the Doctrinal Bases and Judicial Practice (Inaugural Lecture Series, University of Lagos Press-1991)50ff
  • Outline of Conflict of Laws in Nigeria (International Encyclopedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, 2004)
  • Agbede, Uchegbu & Dinakin, The Law & Practice of International Trade (Department of Jurisprudence & International-law, 1992)
  • O. Agbede, A. Obilade, H. Olaniyan, Proceedings of international Conference on Human Rights Education in Rural Environments
  • Agebede I.O, Akanki E.O, Current Themes in Nigerian Law (Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, 1997)
  • “Towards Evolving Single Marriage Law in Nigeria”, Marriage Laws in Nigeria (Aguda, ed.) (Nigerian Institute of-Advanced Legal Studies 1981)
  • “Personal Law & Personal System of Law: Synthesis or Symbiosis” in law & Development (Adeogun & Omotola Ed.) Ch.7, (Faculty of Law, University of Lagos 1987)
  • “Legal Pluralism: The Symbiosis of Imported Customary and Religious Law, Problems and Perspectives” in Fundamentals of Nigerian Law (Ajomo Ed.) (Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 1989) Ch. 10
  • “Modalities for the Enforcement of Financial Compensation for the Victims of Crimes’ in Compensation and Remedies for Victims of Crime in Nigeria (Federal Ministry of Justice)
  • “Double Taxation and the Problem of Double Income” in Tax Law and  Tax Administration in Nigeria (Ajomo Ed.) (Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 1991) Ch. 20
  • “Choice of Law & Choice of Jurisdiction in International Contractual Transactions” in The Law and Practice of-International Trade (Agbede Ed.) (Department of Jurisprudence and International Law , Faculty of Law, University of-Lagos, 1992
  • “The Rule of Law & The Preservation of Individual Rights” in Individual Rights Under the 1989 Constitution, Ajomo & Owasanye, Ed., (Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 1993) Ch.3
  • “Repugnancy Clause as Instrument of Legal Development: Myth or Substance” in Nigerian Essays in Jurisprudence, 1993, (Elias & Jegede, Ed.) Ch. 19
  • “Conflict of Torts Laws: The Principles of Preference Approach” in A Blueprint for Nigerian Law (Obilade Ed.) Ch. 7
  • “A Wife’s Domicile in Polygamous Marriages: Shadow or Substance?”, in Fundamental Legal Issues in Nigeria, Essaysin Honour of Andrew Obaseki J.S.C (Owaboyi, Ed.) 1995
  • “ Foundation of Legal Order in Military Regimes” in Current Themes on Nigerian Law, Agbede & Akanki Eds. (Faculty of-Law, University of Lagos, 1997) Ch. 2
  • “The Rule of Law: Myth or Substance? In Administration of Justice in Nigeria, Essays in Honour of Hon. Justice  J.A. Ajakaiye, (The Faculty of Law, University of Ado-Ekiti, 2003)
  • Perspectives in Law and Justice” in Judicial Excellence, Essays in Honour of Hon. Justice Anthony I. Iguh, (Snaap-Press Ltd., 2004)


Journal Articles Published

  • ·          “Recognition of Double Marriages in Nigerian Law” (1971) International and Comparative Law Quarterly, pp.735-743
  • ·          “Inter-racial Marriages under Nigerian Customary Law” (1971) Nigerian Bar Journal, pp.35-47
  • ·          ‘Legal Pluralism and the Problems of Ascertaining Personal Law: A Consideration of Yinusa v. Adesubokan” (1971) -------Nigerian Bar Journal pp.69-73
  • ·          “Application of Islamic Law in Nigeria” (1971) Nigerian Bar Journal, pp.119-128
  • ·          “Conflict of Tort Laws in Nigeria: An Analysis of the Rule in Benson v. Ashiru” (1972) Nigerian Law Journal, pp. 103-115
  • ·          ‘Choice of Jurisdiction: Inter-State Situations” (1971/72) The Advocate, pp. 13-19
  • ·          Conflict Between Customary and Non-Customary Systems of Law: Preliminary Observations” (1972) Verfassung Und -------Recht in Ubersee (Heft 4) 1972, pp. 415-422
  • ·          “A Short Critique on ‘Governmental Interest’—Analysis” (1972) Journal of Ethiopian Law, pp. 23-30
  • ·          “Discretionary Jurisdiction in Nigerian Law” (1972) Nigerian Lawyers Quarterly, pp. 23-30
  • ·          “Jurisdiction Over Foreign Immovables” (1972) Nigerian Bar Journal
  • ·          “Judicial Jurisdiction under the Nigerian Law: International Situations” (1972) Nigerian Bar Journal pp.39-47
  • ·          Conflict of Tort Laws under the Received (English) Law in Common Law Africa: A Review (1971-72) Zambian Law -------Journal, pp. 64-75
  • ·          “Domicile in Nigerian Law: A Functional Analysis” (1973) African Law Studies pp. 62-68
  • ·          “Towards Unification of Laws in Africa: Nigerian Experience” Verfassung Under Recht in Oberesee (3/4 Heft) 1975 --------pp.423-433
  • ·          “The Idea of an Executive President” Quarterly Journal of Administration, Vol. XI, No.4 of July 1977, pp. 220-240
  • ·          ‘The Doctrine of Renvoi: Its Applicability in Common Law Africa”, Nigerian Juridical Review, pp.55-56 (1977)
  • ·          “Devolution of Immovables Under the Conflict Rules: The Dilemma of Legal Pluralism”, African Law Studies No. 15 of -------1977, pp.45-53
  • ·          “Conflict of Law in a Federation: Nigerian Experience” (1978) Nigeria Law  Journal, pp. 40-50
  • ·          “ A Reflection on Exclusion of Foreign Laws Under the Nigerian Conflict Rules: The Dilemma of Legal Pluralism”, (1980) -------The Nigerian Bar Journal 39
  • ·          “Conflict of Tort Laws: New Basis for Solution” (1977-80), Nigerian Law Journal, pp. 75-90
  • ·          “Incidental or Subsidiary Question”, The Lawyer Vol. 55, pp. 72-74
  • ·          Forum Law and Petroleum Concessionary Contracts: Comments on Choice of Law, Provisions of Decree 15 of 1969” -------(1986) Nigerian Current Law Review, pp. 122-126
  • ·          “Law Reform as an Enterprise: Reflections on Dr Aguda’s View”, The LASU Jurist Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 58-64, 1987/88
  • ·          “Doctrine of Characterization: Theory and Practice”, (1988) The Nigerian Journal of Contemporary Law, Vol. 15, -------pp.41-57
  • ·          “Judicial Jurisdiction and Recognition of Foreign Decree under the Nigerian Matrimonial Causes Decree”, I.O. Agbede & --------A.K. Kasumu, (1988) The Jurist Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 27-34
  • ·          “Harmonization of Regional Energy and Commercial Laws: Commercial and Industrial Law” (2003)
  • ·          “The Grundnorm Controversy: A Storm in a Teacup”, Nigerian Bar Journal, Vol. 2, No.3 p.255
  • ·          “Dynamics of Law Reform Enterprise: Nigerian Experience” (2005) Nigerian Bar Journal Vol. 3, No. 3 p.50
  • ·          “Anglo-Nigerian Law: Common Law of England or Common Judicial Assumption?”, (2003-2006) N.L.P.J Vol. 7, pp.1-26
Conference Papers
  • “     Adaptation of English Law in Nigeria: Experience in the Fields of Commercial Law”, Hamburg (Germany) Colloquium on African Law, September 1973
  • ·          “The Student’s Press and the Law”, Title of Paper read at the Workshop organizaed by the Obafemi Awolowo University Press Council and published in the Records of Proceedings, 1973
  • ·          “ Fusion of General Law and Customary Law in Nigeria” read at Conference of Nigerian Association of University Teachers, Enugu, 1973
  • ·          “Presidentialism in Nigeria” Title of Paper read at the Conference on Nigerian Association of University Teachers, Enugu, April 1977
  • ·          ‘Separation of Powers”, Paper presented at the seminar on the Draft Constitution (organized jointly by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Department of Public Law), Obafemi Awolowo University, Feb. 5, 1977
  • ·          “Implications of the Transitional Provisions of the Land Use Decree 1978’, Title of Paper presented at the Conference organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (Ife) on Land Tenure in Nigeria, 1978
  • ·          “Conflict of Laws as an Instrument of Social Change”, (read at the annual Conference of Nigeria Association of University Law Teachers, Calabar, April 1984
  • ·          “The Legal System: Its Effectiveness and Efficiency in Nigeria”, Paper Presented at the seminar on Quality of Life in Nigeria organized by the Department of Sociology, University of Ife, July 15, 1986
  • ·          “The Impact of English Legal System on Nigerian Social Values”, Paper presented at the seminar organized by the Faculty of Law, University of Sokoto, July 29, 1986
  • ·          “Aspects of Natural Law and the Legal System on Nigerian Social Values”, paper presented at a joint seminar between the Department of History & department of Jurisprudence & International Law, May 1988
  • ·          “Perspectives on the Nigerian Draft Constitution: paper presented at the seminar for Constitution Assembly Members from Ogun State, June 1988
  • ·           “Conflict of Legitimacy”, paper presented at a National Conference on the Draft Constitution organized by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, June 28—July, 1988
  • ·          Problems of Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgement in the Conflict of Laws”, paper presented at the Seminar on the “Law of Banking” Lagos, June 22, 1989
  • ·          “The Role of the Legislature as the Watchdog of Public Interest”, Title of paper delivered at the national Seminar on the Development and Codification of Customary Law, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island, November 16, 1990
  • ·          “Land, Its Use, Misuse and Legal Control”, paper delivered at the Annual Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, July 24,1993
  • ·          “The Legal Dimension of Better Life Programme”, Commissioned paper by the Better Life Programme Operators, August 1992
  • ·          “Copyright in the Conflict of Laws”, paper delivered at the workshop organized by Godwin Obia & Co. Legal Practitioners, 1993
  • ·          “Nigerian Grundnorm”, paper read at the workshop of Law Society, University of Lagos, 1994